FOU Zone ‘C’ presents impressive Q1 report
The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C has announced the seizure of contraband goods with a Duty Paid Value of One Billion, Two Hundred and Eighty Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand, Eleven Naira only (N1,280,885,011.00), between January to March 2021.
This is even as the unit recovered total sum of Seven Million, Five Hundred and Fifty-Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty-One Naira only (N7, 557,731) in demand notices (DNs), swelling the federation account with a total sum of One Billion, Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight Million, Four Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty-Two Naira only (N1, 288,442,742.00) within the period under review.
Unit Controller, Comptroller Yusuf Lawal said the seized items include 2,976 bags of 50kg each of foreign parboiled rice, 1,024 cartons of Colcaps medicament without NAFDAC certification, 290 cartons of Foreign Eva Soap, 204 Cartons of Foreign Tomatoes Paste, 130 Jumbo bales of used clothing.
He listed other seizures to include 5,200 live ammunition cartridges, 6 exotic vehicles; one bullet proof Toyota Land Cruiser (2019 model) without End User Certificate from National Security Adviser, one Toyota Hilux (2020 model), one Toyota Corolla (2018 model), among others.
Lawal said the seizures and the recovered revenue would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and the entire management of the customs.